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Power-Europe Summit Attendee Testimonials & Feedback
DELEGATE FEEDBACK: Dragana Popovic
Planning & Production Manager
Regulation & Supervision Bureau (RSB)

Which themes and topics most attracted you to the event?
"Getting an overview of the new power technologies available and hearing
from industry players like Vattenfall, RWE, CEZ, Wartsila and Advanced Power.
Also to gain insights into the issue of flexible power generation, the future of gas
power, and capacity payments for New Build. Ultimately to get an update on
the latest intelligence concerning power asset portfolio development and
optimisation. These themes were covered in an excellent way during the event's
keynote and streamed sessions"

How would you summarize your attendance?
"Extremely informative and insightful - Very high quality presentations and
speakers addressing the most recent developments, and challenges ahead in the
electricity sector along with solutions and approaches to overcome them!"

DELEGATE FEEDBACK: George Papaioannou -
Director of Research, Technology & Development
(& former Director of Strategy)
Greek Independent Power Transmission Operator ADMIE

What are the biggest challenges facing your industry at the moment?
"Financing major transmission projects while managing financial and regulatory
risk and the regulatory risks in relation to recovering CAPEX. Also to benchmark
the degree of readiness in achieving key EU targets."

What did you aim to achieve by attending the event?
"Firstly to gain insights into the future of the power industry and the future role of
system operators. Secondly to gather information for the Target Model and the
consequences for TSOs"

How would you summarize your attendance?
"An excellent summit. Very good speakers that have completely satisfied exactly
what I needed to hear about."
Head of Financial Planning
NP Market Council

Which themes and topics most attracted you to the event?
"Issues relating to RES development, capacity market mechanisms and spot
market design."

What did you aim to achieve by attending?
"to gain up-to-date knowledge about the current and future state of the
European power market; gather current opinion about RES supporting
mechanisms; and the latest methods for boosting investments in today's
electricity market.

How would you summarize your attendance to the event?
"Extremely useful to be informed of the current situation in European energy
markets, the return on capital investments, electricity pricing structure and
market design."
DELEGATE FEEDBACK: Kenneth Engblom
Marketing Director
Wärtsilä

Which themes and topics most attracted you to the event?
"Case study presentations by leading utilities regarding new technologies and
financing and understanding our customers in terms of what they need in terms
of flexible generation within their power portfolio."

What did you aim to achieve by attending?
"To gain valuable insights into the challenges being faced by electricity utilities
and the alternative methods and solutions for increasing power flexibility..

How would you summarize your attendance?
"The event gives a great overview of the challenges being faced by the utilities
industry today together with a snapshot of the technical solutions currently
available and under development."
DELEGATE FEEDBACK: Andreas Frömmel
VP - Commercial & Business Development
FuelCell Energy Solutions

What are the biggest challenges facing your industry at the moment?
"the Increasing volume of installed FC power plants, reducing emissions and
dealing with the lack of policy to support efficiency."

What did you aim to achieve by attending?
"Get an update on current developments and future trends and technologies
while networking for business development purposes".

How would you summarize your attendance?
" Great presentations, excellent programme, interesting attendees and perfect
organisation - a networking MUST! "
DELEGATE FEEDBACK: Jan Erik Hansen
Executive Director
1-TECH

What are the biggest challenges facing your industry at the moment?
"Maintaining R&D momentum despite the EU financial crisis, identifying the
'next' electricity sector transformative technologies and strengthening
sustainable partnerships."

What did you aim to achieve by attending?
"Become updated on  European electricity sector developments, and forge
new connections".

How would you summarize your attendance?
" A very good venue to see the big-picture while exclusive enough to influence
the agenda by new and innovative ideas. "
DELEGATE FEEDBACK: Dr. William Kyte
Former Senior Advisor - E.ON & EURELECTRIC

How would you summarize your attendance?
" An excellent conference, very informative and extremely well organised. "
DELEGATE FEEDBACK: Sabrina van de Kerk
Structured Finance - Power & Renewables
ING BANK NV

What are the biggest challenges facing your industry at the moment?
"Dealing with regulatory/legislative changes and uncertainty impacting the
financing of projects; establishing consensus on risks in financing renewables
other than wind, solar and hydro (for example bio-fuel and nuclear)."

What did you aim to achieve by attending?
"Deepening my understanding of the European power market, especially
regarding gas-fired power generation and developments on capacity
mechanisms".

How would you summarize your attendance?
" I gained new insights on future developments that will affect the European
energy market as well as the formal and informal exchange of thoughts and
information - The summit has been very useful. "
European Power Strategy & Systems Summit
& Power Project Financing and New Technologies Forum
27-29th November 2017 | Sofitel Hotel | Vienna | Austria